Installed with a full concrete base. We do all types, colours and styles of edging to suit your garden or paving.
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From porcelain edging to wooden sleepers, edging can be used to enhance the looks and lifespan of your garden.
Edging can double as a retaining edge and a decorative feature which really adds the finishing touches to a garden or paving area.
The installation process for block edging around paving typically involves the following steps:
Preparation: The area where the block edging will be installed must be prepared by removing any existing vegetation, debris, or other obstructions. The ground must be leveled and compacted to provide a stable base for the edging.
Planning and Marking: The design and layout of the block edging should be planned and marked out on the ground using stakes and string lines. This will help to ensure that the edging is installed in a straight and even line.
Excavation: A trench is dug along the marked lines to the desired depth and width for the block edging. The depth and width will depend on the size and type of blocks being used, as well as the requirements of the project.
Base Layer: A base layer of hardcore or crushed stone is laid in the bottom of the trench and compacted to provide a stable base for the block edging. This layer should be approximately 50-100mm deep.
Bedding Layer: A layer of mortar or concrete is laid on top of the base layer and smoothed out to provide a level and even surface for the block edging to be laid on.
Laying the Blocks: The blocks are then laid on top of the bedding layer, starting at one end of the trench and working towards the other end. The blocks should be tapped into place with a rubber mallet or a hammer and wooden block to ensure they are level and stable.
Cutting the Blocks: As the blocks are laid, some may need to be cut to fit around corners, edges, or curves. This can be done using a specialist saw with a diamond blade to create a clean and accurate cut.
Finishing: Once all the blocks are in place, the joints between them are filled with a high-quality sand resin mixture or cement-based grout. This is brushed into the joints to fill any gaps and provide stability to the block edging.
Here are some maintenance considerations for block edging:
Keep it clean: Regularly cleaning the block edging with a stiff brush or pressure washer can help to remove any dirt, debris, or organic matter that has accumulated on its surface. This can help prevent the growth of moss or other vegetation, which can make the edging slippery and unsightly.
Address damage promptly: If any of the blocks become damaged or dislodged, it’s important to address the issue promptly. Damaged blocks can compromise the stability and appearance of the edging, and may also pose a trip hazard. If a block is cracked or chipped, it should be replaced as soon as possible.
Re-seal the joints: The joints between the blocks can sometimes become eroded or worn away over time, which can lead to destabilization of the edging. Re-sealing the joints with a suitable jointing compound can help to keep the blocks securely in place and prevent weeds or other debris from infiltrating the gaps.
Maintain drainage: The block edging can also play a role in drainage for the paved area. It’s important to make sure that any drainage channels or openings are kept clear of debris, to allow water to flow freely away from the paved surface.